Russian-speaking Britain is joining forces to develop across the board

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EDUCATION

In accordance with global trends in the organization of remote work, the representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in London held an online meeting with those wishing to get education at the best Russian universities. Candidates for study at Russian higher educational institutions of Russia at the expense of the budgetary allocations of the Russian Federation were invited to meet and discuss various issues. Young Britons born in London, Oxford, Margate and Arkhangelsk talked about the reasons that prompted them to decide on getting an education in Russia. All candidates consider the high quality of Russian education, as well as the hospitality and friendliness of Russians, to be important criteria for choosing Russia for study.

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Online meetings of school leaders, teachers, and preschool teachers took place. In the meeting “Dramatic art as the development of speech for children from 4 to 6 years. Work with the "Silence" ”was attended by 17 representatives of Russian-speaking schools and additional education groups. Those present had the opportunity to get acquainted with the video materials, the structure and features of the classes, and receive recommendations from specialists. Those wishing to share their interesting ideas and useful tips in working with preschoolers and children of primary school age. At the meeting “Pedagogical keys as a factor in an effective lesson. Age-specific features of the perception of information ”made by Anna Baranova - children's practical psychologist and teacher, founder of the Colors of Learning school in Orpington,and Elena Geddis, director of the First Russian School in Belfast. Anna Baranova paid attention to such issues as the features of perception of information by children depending on age, the effective organization of classes for studying the Russian language in groups of different ages. Elena Geddis, among many questions, drew attention to reading in Russian as a powerful tool for understanding the world. In addition, Geddis participated in the international online conference “Bilinguals. How to read. What to read". Elena, who is also a senior teacher at the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language at the Russian State Pedagogical University. A.I. Herzen (St. Petersburg) made a presentation “How do I know if a bilingual child understands a read book?”as features of the perception of information by children depending on age, the effective organization of classes for learning the Russian language in groups of different ages. Elena Geddis, among many questions, drew attention to reading in Russian as a powerful tool for understanding the world. In addition, Geddis participated in the international online conference “Bilinguals. How to read. What to read". Elena, who is also a senior teacher at the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language at the Russian State Pedagogical University. A.I. Herzen (St. Petersburg) made a presentation “How do I know if a bilingual child understands a read book?”as features of the perception of information by children depending on age, the effective organization of classes for learning the Russian language in groups of different ages. Elena Geddis, among many questions, drew attention to reading in Russian as a powerful tool for understanding the world. In addition, Geddis participated in the international online conference “Bilinguals. How to read. What to read". Elena, who is also a senior teacher at the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language at the Russian State Pedagogical University. A.I. Herzen (St. Petersburg) made a presentation “How do I know if a bilingual child understands a read book?”Elena Geddis, among many questions, drew attention to reading in Russian as a powerful tool for understanding the world. In addition, Geddis participated in the international online conference “Bilinguals. How to read. What to read". Elena, who is also a senior teacher at the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language at the Russian State Pedagogical University. A.I. Herzen (St. Petersburg) made a presentation “How do I know if a bilingual child understands a read book?”Elena Geddis, among many questions, drew attention to reading in Russian as a powerful tool for understanding the world. In addition, Geddis participated in the international online conference “Bilinguals. How to read. What to read". Elena, who is also a senior teacher at the Department of Russian as a Foreign Language at the Russian State Pedagogical University. A.I. Herzen (St. Petersburg) made a presentation “How do I know if a bilingual child understands a read book?”Herzen (St. Petersburg) made a presentation “How do I know if a bilingual child understands a read book?”Herzen (St. Petersburg) made a presentation “How do I know if a bilingual child understands a read book?”

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ART

Work continues to enter the contest #stayARThome , initiated by the Rossotrudnichestvo representative office in the UK. Works were sent from London, Dundee, Sudak, Yerevan, Denver and other cities from artists of all ages.

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Russian schools added to the traditional lessons in Russian language and literature creative classes. So, for example, the students of the rubric Russian school  at an online drawing lesson got acquainted with Gorodets painting - Russian folk art craft. Children under the guidance of a teacher with pleasure displayed on paper bright pink inflorescences - rosans, as well as blue buds - kupava. Students of the Cherry Orchard school  at the drawing lessons prepared work for the children's drawing contest "Talent Palette" .

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CULTURE

In anticipation of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, musicians send their applications for participation in the "Songs of Victory" competition organized by the Council of Russian-speaking communities of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with the support of the Embassy of the Russian Federation and the Rossotrudnichestvo Representation in the United Kingdom. Citizens of Great Britain, Israel and Kazakhstan sent videos of military-patriotic songs to the online contest, the winners of which will have the right to perform in a joint festive concert.

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Founder and leader of the Russian choir of Brighton and Hove, Polina Shepherd, organized online rehearsals for everyone to get acquainted with Russian songs. In an international group, participants learn melodies, translate and pronounce texts. At one of the classes, students learned the gypsy song “Street, Street” and performed it with enthusiasm.

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Sipan Ola, the artistic director and conductor of the Klingen Choir, also conducts rehearsals with the band members remotely. Now the main work of Sipan is aimed at preparing an online concert for Victory Day.

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The next online meeting of the permanent partner of the Rossotrudnichestvo representative office, the Eurasian Creative Guild, was dedicated to the famous British playwright William Shakespeare. 

For children, the film school “From Idea to Film” of the Teatrik School of Creativity and the Russian Language began work. In an online format, students learn the basic principles of cinema, analyze films, study the process of writing a script, and camera work.

Compatriots

For representatives of compatriot organizations living in Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Council of Russian-speaking communities held an online conference called “Interaction with local authorities in the UK”, which discussed ways of interacting with city and district administrations and committees, the fire department, the police and other organizations. Chairman of the Council Oleg Sotnichenko spoke about the Council and its successful experience in working with local authorities, shared current projects. He noted that working with local communities and authorities is an important component of the Council. Those who took part in the meeting shared their experience in receiving grants, participating in the volunteer movement and building effective interaction between organizations of various levels and directions.Director Konstantin Kamensky and producer of the Russian-speaking theater "Chameleon" Vladislav Lemeshevskaya talked about working with Russian-speaking communities and outlined joint projects with Russian schools in order to familiarize students with Russian literature and the Russian language through theatrical art. Important advice on the work of associations with authorities was given by the deputy mayor of the Bromley region, Kira Gabbert, who is a representative of the Russian-speaking community.

Youth Coordination Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with the support of the House of Russian Abroad A. Solzhenitsyn, the Council of the Russian-speaking community of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Russian Heritage in the United Kingdom Society held an online youth conference entitled “Remembrance of World War II in the countries where young compatriots live”. The meeting was attended by Marina Sorokina (Head of the Department of the History of Russian Abroad. Alexander Solzhenitsyn House of Russian Abroad, Moscow, Russia), Alexander Novikov (expert, Moscow, Russia), Julia Plyaukshta (expert, candidate of historical sciences, Great Britain), Anton Konev (President of the public organization Young Russian-American Democrats, member of the Youth Branch of the Coordinating Council of Organizations of Russian Russian Compatriots) Oleg Sotnichenko (expert,Chairman of the Council of Russian-speaking Communities of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Artyom Arifov (representative of the organizing committee of the Immortal Regiment in Paris), Gulasaryan Sarkis (representative of the project “Roads of Glory - Our History. Rostov-on-Don, Russia), Diana Borisova (youth co-chair Club of Russian Compatriots in the Republic of Cyprus), Konstantinos Androniku (Greece), Daria Barsanu (Chairman of the Council of Young Russian Compatriots in Italy, Victoria Samoilova (member of the organizing committee of the Immortal Regiment in Madrid), David Koch Ukov (South Africa), Asmik Sargsyan (head of the Friendship Association, educational psychologist, member of the youth council of Spain and Andorra), Alexander Shipitsin (head of the FN Volunteers public movement, Russia), Dmitry Belov (president of the Battle of Stalingrad Foundation, Candidate of Historical Sciences.The moderator of the online conference was Roman Zamorin, Chairman of the Youth Council. The meeting participants discussed the degree of youth awareness of World War II and its involvement in the preservation and transmission of historical memory. Various projects and proposals on the organization of historical and patriotic work with youth were presented.

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